Archive for the ‘Human Rights’ Category

Egyptian Turmoil is Among the Least of Democracy’s Worries

The news from Egypt is different every hour, but right now it looks as if the Egyptian people may soon enjoy the democratic elections they have so firmly demanded. (Either that, or a messy military-led coup.) But would elections do them any good? It’s hard to know. Freedom and democracy are devoutly...
February 10th, 2011 | Culture, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Other Religions, Politics | Read More

An Open Letter To Mohamed Abdel Moniem El-Sawy

An open letter to Mohamed Abdel Moniem El-Sawy: I must admit, I don’t understand everything about the different segments of your Islamic faith—anymore than I understand everything about all the different denominations of Christianity. But they say actions speak louder than words, and I do understand...
January 11th, 2011 | Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Religious Liberty, Social Justice, Worldviews | Read More

Malaysia, Myanmar, and Hillary Clinton

EO has been quiet lately, but our editors surely haven’t.  Here’s one of my latest, from the New Ledger: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is in Australia this week, speaking on social justice, democracy, and his own legal woes.  He has also addressed the recent release of Aung...
November 22nd, 2010 | Blogging, Culture, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Media, Other, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Social Justice | Read More

Social Justice and the Cross: A False Dichotomy

Something’s rotten in the state of Christendom.  In the third century, Cyprian was bishop of Carthage.  The church had recently survived the Decian persecutions and Cyprian controversially urged his congregants to welcome back into the body of Christ those who had denied their faith under duress. ...
October 12th, 2010 | Book Reviews, Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Ethics, Evangelicals, Human Rights, Social Justice, The Gospel | Read More

What Decided Perry v. Schwarzenegger

Everyone’s talking about the wrong thing.  The Prop 8 trial Perry v. Schwarzenegger recently concluded in a flurry of punditry that had little if anything to do with the case.  While most media personalities spent their time aimlessly speculating or just provoking controversy, anyone who wants to...
August 11th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Domestic Policy, Family Issues, Human Rights, Politics | Read More

The Hobgoblin of Little Ideologies

Conservatives just ain’t what they used to be.  From the Big Brother program of unwarranted domestic wiretapping to military spending in Iraq that was so great it wasn’t even reported on the annual budget, the Republican party has been wandering far from its small government roots.  Of course,...
May 5th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Domestic Policy, Ethics, Human Rights, Politics, Social Justice | Read More

The Murder of the Homeless & Social Merit

Do we perform acts of kindness towards others because they deserve it or because they need it? In case you haven’t heard, a homeless man was recently murdered in New York City after trying to help a woman in the middle of being assaulted. Brian Levin reports: In New York surveillance video captured...
May 4th, 2010 | Culture, Human Rights | Read More

A Primer on Modern Slavery – Lunch w/TED

They are swayed by the promise of jobs in another city or even another country. Perhaps they are promised work in hotels, constructions jobs, or as nannies who “love to travel.”  They go off with the person who recruits them. When they try to leave, they are told they can’t go; they have a travel...
April 15th, 2010 | Human Rights, Lunch with TED | Read More

The Fierce Urgency of Now

It’s Friday, and I’m sitting in a crowded megachurch in Los Gatos, California on a warm spring evening.  A singer scratches the air with his rough voice and acoustic guitar with the sincerity only a musician with a small Facebook fan page can muster.  It’s a far cry from the scores of concerts...
March 25th, 2010 | Domestic Policy, Ethics, Human Rights, Social Justice | Read More

Everyday Justice and Lent

“Welcome, dear feast of Lent!” George Herbert, English country priest and poet wrote in Lent (1633). Last week, the western church entered the season of solemn preparation to remember Christ’s great sacrifice and victory over sin and death, and in a short while our eastern brothers and sisters...
February 23rd, 2010 | Book Reviews, Creation Care, Human Rights, Other, Religion, Social Justice | Read More